Committee Approves Legislation to Provide Joint Employer Clarity to Workers & Employers

WASHINGTON — The Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today approved the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441). The bill clarifies what constitutes a “joint employer” to provide certainty and stability for workers and job creators.

Following the markup, members released the following statements:

“This legislation empowers workers to succeed and employers to grow,” Chairwoman Foxx said. “Workers deserve certainty and stability, and small and local businesses need clear rules of the road to follow in order to create jobs in their communities. I want to thank Representative Byrne for his hard work in bringing the Save Local Business Act this far, and I remain committed to moving it through the legislative process.”

“Today our committee sent a clear message that we are standing up for American workers and job creators,” said Rep. Byrne (R-AL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. “The Save Local Business Act is all about eliminating uncertainty for workers and protecting small businesses throughout the United States. Over the coming weeks, I will continue working with my colleagues to build even stronger support for this commonsense, bipartisan legislation.”

The bill was approved by a vote of 23 to 17.

For a fact sheet, click here.

For a bill summary, click here.

For more information on the markup, click here.

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